When it comes to plastic surgery in general, and rhinoplasty in particular, there is so much information out there, it can sometimes be hard to tell fact from fiction. In fact, some myths are so widespread and well entrenched that you’d be forgiven for believing they were true.
While some rhinoplasty can be drastic, there are thousands of procedures that make subtle internal changes to nasal passages or tweak the appearance just slightly. Not every nose job has to make you look as different as night and day - unless you want to! It is up to you and your cosmetic surgeon to decide on a look that’s suited to you and mutually agree on the right level of change or work.
On the contrary, rhinoplasty has its roots in reconstructive plastic surgery. People with nasal obstructions that impair breathing and normal functioning of the nose benefit from having this surgery done to correct blockages, open up passages, and so on. This kind of work is called a functional rhinoplasty since the intent is to improve function and is not about cosmetic changes.
This is both true and false. Yes, you might be able to get the same kind of nose as a celebrity, but this depends on your own facial and nasal structure. The cosmetic surgeon will need to evaluate whether or not this shape will be suitable for your face and if it can be done, given the existing bone structure. But it isn’t a given that you can get any nose you like, there are medical considerations around whether or not that shape will allow normal nasal function for you.
The second reason this is a myth is that the perfect nose for someone else might not even be the best aesthetic choice for you. Go with a nose that is in proportion to the rest of your face and goes with your facial features instead.
The effects of rhinoplasty are long-lasting and for most people can last a lifetime! That said, if you opt for revision surgery to make small tweaks or changes to the look from time to time, that is something you could do. But on its own, a properly done nose job does not need a do-over or update.
Rhinoplasty is done under anesthesia or sedation so you won’t feel a thing during the actual procedure. There may be some swelling and bruising or discomfort to cope with during recovery. For this, you can take NSAIDs and follow the surgeon’s after-care tips to minimize discomfort and aid healing.
Facial cosmetic surgery is a very specialized area of work. Due to the very technical and precise nature of the procedure, it is important to choose not just any plastic surgeon but someone who has a great track record and extensive experience in facial cosmetic surgery in general and rhinoplasty in particular. In the Toronto area, for instance, a safe and smart choice is Dr Jamil Asaria at Face Toronto.
Visit the Face Toronto center or call to find out more about rhinoplasty. Get answers to your most pressing questions and concerns - you might bust some more myths when you do. Dr Jamil Asaria, the facial cosmetic surgeon at Face Toronto, is a highly skilled board-certified professional with years of experience and thousands of procedures to his name. During a consultation, you'll be able to set clear expectations of the procedure, decide on the desired finished result, and clear up any misconceptions you might have. Don't keep yourself guessing, reach out for an appointment today!